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The River Garden is Open through October 30, 2020 Tuesday through Friday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

After careful analysis and consideration, the Board of Directors of Strolling of the Heifers, Inc. has taken action to suspend all programs. Read the Board's statement here.

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Join us for the Virtual Tour de Heifer!

Join us for the Virtual Tour de Heifer!

Join us on the tenth annual  Tour de Heifer

Happening Virtually in 2020!

Virtually ride our 15-mile, 30-mile, and 60-mile dirt road routes!

This is NOT an in-person ride! You will receive a recorded version of the entire ride to use for at-home training.

What The Tour Supports:

The Tour de Heifer is traditionally a part of the Strolling of the Heifers Annual Parade Weekend. The Parade has been cancelled this year and all profits from the Tour de Heifer will go to 4-H clubs who use their participation in the Strolling of the Heifers Parade as their own major fundraiser.

The Rides

60+ mile Heifer Challenge Ride

The 60 mile route features serious climbing and amazing scenery, including the scenic West River, the Williamsville covered bridge, waterfalls, ponds, lakes and pristine streams in addition to classic farms and farmlands. Total elevation gain for this ride is approximately 6300′.

 

30-mile West River Challenge

A challenging 30 mile ride that starts and ends at the Bunker Farm in Dummerston. The route begins with a solid climb up and over Putney Mountain, then transitions to a mix of flat and rolling hills. Highlights include crossing the historic covered bridge over the West River in Dummerston, spectacular views, and lots of farms and farmland. There are a few short sections of pavement.The total elevation gain for this ride is approximately 2500′.

15-mile Country Ride

A hilly and very scenic 15 mile ride.  The route includes a nice mix of forest roads that open out to incredible views of the VT countryside, and classic VT farms and farm houses. There are a few short sections of pavement. The total elevation gain is about 1500′.

 

For registration questions: please contact us at 802-448-0750 or email peter@strollingoftheheifers.com.

 

Bike Rentals, Sales, Parts & Service: Please patronize our cycle shop partners for your cycling needs!

Please click here to join the Tour on Facebook, and please help spread the word! Email the link to this page to your friends!

 

Registration coming soon!

 

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MANY THANKS TO OUR TOUR DE HEIFER SPONSORS:

Key Sponsors:

 
BreakThru Beverage Group
BreakThru Beverage Group
Liebe Quark
Liebe Quark
The Bunker Farm
The Bunker Farm
 

Contributing Sponsors:

 
clif bar
clif bar
Sidehill Farm
Sidehill Farm
Vermont Land Trust
Vermont Land Trust
Whetstone Station
Whetstone Station
Burrows Specialized Sports
Burrows Specialized Sports
Drew’s Organics
Drew’s Organics
Dunkin’ Donuts
Dunkin’ Donuts
Teddie Natural Peanut Butter
Teddie Natural Peanut Butter
United Natural Foods, Inc.
United Natural Foods, Inc.
 

Media Sponsors:

 
Vermont & New Hampshire's Oldies
Community TV by and for Brattleboro, Guilford, Dummerston,
Jamaica, Newfane, Putney, Townshend and Vernon, VT
Brattleboro's daily newspaper, covering Strolling of the Heifers and everything else that's great about Brattleboro since 1876.
TRUE. LOCAL.RADIO
The Commons is more than a newspaper. It is the public face of a larger nonprofit organization, Vermont Independent Media, Inc. It Recognizes that a vigorous exchange of ideas and information allows democracy to function and is the lifeblood of a community. Vermont Independent Media creates a forum for community participation, promotes local independent journalism, fosters civic engagement by building media skills through the publication of The Commons and commonsnews.org, and Media Mentoring Project.
Vermont PBS educates, informs, and inspires Vermonters with its wide range of content.  Our programs promote children’s readiness to learn, understanding of one another and varied points of view, personal enrichment through the arts, culture, and the natural world, and civic engagement via news and politics.  We bring Vermonters topics from around the world, as well at things happening right in our back yard.  Vermont PBS can be accessed through a wide variety of platforms including broadcast, cable television, services such as Roku and Apple TV, and online at www.vermontpbs.org.
 
 
104.9 WYRY
93.9 & 101.5 The River
We Play Everything 92.7 WKVT Fm Brattleboro
CCN is a monthly domestic animal publication devoted to the health and well being of our animal friends.  Interesting, informative articles, facts and care notes for the domestic animals you keep in your home and barnyard from the very smallest to the tallest.  As well as poems, photos, humour and reader contributions. Educating, Enlightening and Entertaining! Family owned and operated since 1997.

Available free over the counter or by paid subscription.
Edible Manhattan tells the story of how the city eats. Along with other Edible New York titles, it belongs to a network of Edible magazines and websites across North America. We hunger for bits of forgotten food history; a bialy in Chelsea or mangu in Washington Heights; an artisan, cook or chef who makes their own aquavit or cured meats; a factory or store with a culinary specialty, be it big or small; a trend that is really making a difference in how the city thinks about food; and community gardens and rooftop farms that feed Gotham.

The magazine is published five times a year and available by subscription, on our website, for sale at selected retailers and at other distribution spots throughout the city.

Please visit our sister magazines, Edible Brooklyn, Edible East End, Edible Long Island, and the Edible magazines in New York state. And visit Edible Communities to find the publication nearest you.
Front Porch Forum's mission is to help neighbors connect and build community. We do that by hosting regional networks of online neighborhood forums.
Green Energy Times is a bi-monthly free, resource paper.  Our mission is to create sustainable living awareness through educational articles on transportation, renewable energy, building and energy efficiency, climate news, sustainable education, and green living. Look for us at a newsstand near you or subscribe today.
Keene Sentinel
Vermont PBS educates, informs, and inspires Vermonters with its wide range of content.  Our programs promote children’s readiness to learn, understanding of one another and varied points of view, personal enrichment through the arts, culture, and the natural world, and civic engagement via news and politics.  We bring Vermonters topics from around the world, as well at things happening right in our back yard.  Vermont PBS can be accessed through a wide variety of platforms including broadcast, cable television, services such as Roku and Apple TV, and online at www.vermontpbs.org.
VT Digger
WCAX TV
WTSA 1450 AM and 96.7 FM
FirstLight is a leading provider of high speed data, Internet, data center and voice services to enterprise and carrier customers in New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and Maine over the Company’s own fiber optic network.
 

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